By Adeboye Amosu: Super Eagles home defender Kalu Orji says the team is confident of securing a victory in their first game at the African Nations Championship against Rwanda, reports Completesportsnigeria.com (CSN).
Salisu Yusuf's charges will face the Amavubi in their first Group C match in Tangier on Monday.
They will also face the 2014 champions Libya and Equatorial Guinea in the same group.
Orji says he expects a difficult match against Rwanda, but that he is optimistic Nigeria will be victorious at the end of the 90 minutes.
"We are ready for the game against Rwanda, they are a good team and they will also win, but I am sure we will be victorious," Orji told CSN.
"We want to play one game at a time to avoid the same mistake we made in CHAN 2016 in Rwanda and starting with a victory will play a very important role in achieving our goal in the competition.
"We want to win the competition, but it is important to start well, I know that the fans will also want a good performance, but the most important thing is the three points and then we can continue from there.
"Personally, I expect a difficult game, but I hope we beat the Rwandans."
Hosts Morocco defeated Mauritania 4-0 in the opening game of the competition on Saturday
Discover how I earn $ 750 weekly on Facebook without ever revealing social networking tools.